Nevada

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vegas
Wed
25
Apr

Nevada rules casinos must eject players too stoned to gamble

Although recreational marijuana is fully legal in Nevada, the Gaming Commission is taking a strict stance on its cannabis policies.

Tourists overindulging in some of Nevada's newly legal recreational reefer may find themselves getting kicked out of local casinos, thanks to new regulations passed by the state's gambling board.

Last week, the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved an amendment that will require casinos to prevent customers who are visibly impaired by cannabis or other drugs from continuing to play, as reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Fri
20
Apr

A museum of cannabis is opening in Las Vegas this summer

Las Vegas will be getting a new marijuana-themed attraction this summer with the opening of Cannabition, a cannabis museum, writes Calvin Hughes.

"Cannabition is an immersive cannabis museum celebrating the cannabis lifestyle through a series of non-consumption, multi-sensory art installations telling the story of the plant from seed to harvest," says the museum's website.

Fri
20
Apr

Nevada: Medical cannabis payment solutions to offer bank accounts for state licensed medical marijuana establishments

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC:REFG), a leader in technological solutions for the medical cannabis industry, announced today the company will begin offering bank accounts to qualified and licensed medical marijuana establishments.

“State licensed medical marijuana establishments should not be sidelined out of the basic banking services they need because of flaws and limitations to our federal medical marijuana policy,” said Jeremy Roberts, CEO of Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions.  “With the federal guidance for banking marijuana proceeds, President Donald Trump’s assurances of our federal policy and the renewal of Rohrabacher-Farr, we will be able to provide not only payment processing but banking services as well.”

Thu
19
Apr

A tour of America's biggest legal weed factory

The $15 million facility will have 25,000 plants producing 10,000 pounds of marijuana a year.

Adam Bierman, the bullishly confident 36-year-old CEO of MedMen—the first American cannabis company to be valued at a billion dollars—thinks Donald Trump is very good for business.

Fri
13
Apr

Nevada pros share tips on marijuana edibles consumption

Open a pack of convenience store gummy candies and it's hard not to grab a handful at a time to satisfy your craving.

But doing the same for a tube of marijuana gummy candies purchased at one of Las Vegas' legal pot dispensaries could leave users on the floor.

Marijuana edibles have quickly become a hot seller in the first seven months of legalized pot in Nevada, with as much as 45 percent of all weed sales being edibles, according to figures from several dispensary owners.

The extreme potencies, however, have forced dispensaries and lawmakers to be proactive in educating many first-time Nevada users on how ingest pot properly.

Fri
06
Apr

Nevada farmers, seeing high demand for hemp, watch Congress's next move

On a Sunday afternoon in Goldfield, NV, a “Wanted” sign whipped around in the wind. It was hung from the side of an Old West storefront.

The town of Goldfield (population 286 in the 2010 census) straddles the I-95, and it’s one of few stops along the 400-mile stretch connecting Las Vegas with Reno.

Most of the town’s businesses — its gift shops, its chamber of commerce, even a radio station that calls itself the “Voice of the Old West” — are set in Spaghetti Western storefronts, where one might think a Wanted notice would signal a sheriff’s attempt to catch a fugitive. But the county sheriff did not post the sign hanging in Goldfield in March. It was posted by a farmer named Jim McCoy. After “Wanted,” the next line read: “Nevadans to grow hemp.”

Mon
02
Apr

Thanks to decriminalization, New Orleans police have almost entirely stopped arrests for marijuana

Spurred by cannabis reform in the city council, police in the Big Easy have made significant changes to their enforcement tactics.

Tourists and residents in the Crescent City can breathe (or rather smoke) a little easier these days, as newly released city statistics show that New Orleans police have taken the city’s cannabis decriminalization efforts seriously, and now make arrests in only 1% of minor cannabis incidents.

Mon
02
Apr

Nevada marijuana dispensaries say it's hard to find qualified, serious employees

Nevada marijuana dispensaries, which have sold recreational products for nearly a year now, are struggling to find and retain qualified, serious employees, according to a top marijuana lobbyist.

Will Adler, director of the Sierra Cannabis Coalition, said hundreds of people apply for open dispensary jobs, but many are unqualified, unable to pass a background check, or not fit to work in a heavily regulated industry.

"They feel like because it's marijuana based, they'll have a laid-back atmosphere, very loose and fun place to work when really we're actually the most regulated business in Nevada."

Thu
29
Mar

Nevada politician wants more marijuana tax money to go to education

While marijuana legalization in Nevada may have had some growing pains, things seem to be going pretty well.

And now one politician wants to start using those benefits, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom called on the state to use more of its marijuana tax revenue to fund education programs.

Mon
26
Mar

How much is too much with marijuana edibles? Nevada industry shares secrets to customer safety

Open a pack of convenience store gummy candies and it’s hard not to grab a handful at a time to satisfy your craving.

But doing the same for a tube of marijuana gummy candies purchased at one of Las Vegas’ legal pot dispensaries could leave users on the floor.

Marijuana edibles have quickly become a hot seller in the first seven months of legalized pot in Nevada, with as much as 45 percent of all weed sales being edibles, according to figures from several dispensary owners.

The extreme potencies, however, have forced dispensaries and lawmakers to be proactive in educating many first-time Nevada users on how ingest pot properly.

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